Professor honored for outstanding contributions to improving diversity in biomedical engineering

The Bio­med­ical Engi­neering Society Diver­sity Award, pre­sented this year to Srinivas Sridhar, Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Physics, Bio­engi­neering, and Chem­ical Engi­neering. “This award rec­og­nizes the work I’ve been doing for the past 10 years, a path moti­vated by spreading knowl­edge and breaking down bar­riers to access of knowl­edge,” he said.

Northeastern to launch innovative program in energy for underrepresented minority students

North­eastern researchers have received a $5 mil­lion grant from the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion to estab­lish an inno­v­a­tive schol­ar­ship and men­toring pro­gram that sup­ports col­lege transfer stu­dents from under­rep­re­sented back­grounds who are studying and doing research in energy.

Northeastern welcomes 119th entering class

At the President’s Con­vo­ca­tion on Tuesday morning, Pres­i­dent Aoun, along with other uni­ver­sity and stu­dent leaders, under­scored the diver­sity of the incoming freshman class and pointed to the myriad opportunities—from global co-​​op, to cutting-​​edge research, to stu­dent organizations—that lie ahead.

President Aoun speaks out in support of diversity and inclusion

Fol­lowing the pas­sage of a con­tro­ver­sial new law last week in North Carolina—where North­eastern main­tains a regional campus—President Aoun issued a state­ment in strong sup­port of diver­sity and inclu­sion. The law pre­vents local com­mu­ni­ties in that state from passing ordi­nances that pro­tect the rights of gay, les­bian, and trans­gender people. “At North­eastern Uni­ver­sity we believe diver­sity is a strength to be cel­e­brated, not a source of divi­sion,” Aoun said.

Diversity and inclusion highlight discussion at academic plan town hall

On Tuesday, North­eastern stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff at the latest aca­d­emic plan town hall meeting exam­ined and shared ideas around diver­sity and inclu­sion, one of the core themes being dis­cussed as part of the plan­ning process.

How can a campus be a model community?

Mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity gath­ered Thursday night to dis­cuss that ques­tion, par­tic­u­larly in terms of inclu­sion and diver­sity, as part of the “Con­flict. Civility. Respect. Peace. North­eastern Reflects” edu­ca­tional series.

Your global passport to cultural exploration

The Inter­na­tional Stu­dent and Scholar Insti­tute kicked off Carnevale 2014 on Monday evening, begin­ning a two-​​month cel­e­bra­tion of the campus’ cul­tural diversity.